Bio of Gutchquena / Cory Mann:
As director of the award winning movie, Smokin’ Fish, my interests include taking care of the environment, catching my own dinner in my village, skiing, canoeing, whale watching, and anything outdoors and with friends and family.
As a USCG certified 50 Ton Captain, educated in business at NAU, I enjoy being on the water teaching people about whale watching and area my family comes from for more than 10,000 years now. I am Tlingit – American Indian, love my culture and enjoy sharing it. I also enjoy designing and manufacturing beautiful cashmere scarves, silk scarves, with my families designs and without. This allows me to wholesale my art to more than 300 stores around North America and Europe. Working with my families art allows me to enjoy family time and share my knowledge with other family members and their friends.
I have taken more than 500,000 people on tour, like the Minister of Finance of Thailand to my Grandma Jeannette Mann. I grew up on the water. My guide certs: swift water, rescue, canoe, kayak, CDL, and Master Cold Water Diver. I am certified by the USA a Thunderbird, Tlingit Native American – my family – Da Kin ista’ – guided the Tlingit people to Alaska over the Juneau Ice-field.
President of Stories and Legends, Inc. Established in 1994 as tour bus company with one bus we grew to include trolley cars and tour brokerages, to accompany our lonely bus. In 2000 we diversified into textile gifts. In 2002 we came out with our first scarf design in silk velvet, which continues to be a best seller. Now we own looms producing the finest cashmere scarves, silk scarves, linen scarves, and cotton scarves, on the market, 50% in Native American Designs 50% in designs for any occasion, like weddings, romantic dinners, cold winter days, and blistering hot days. We have done bamboo and ceramic kitchenware as well. Now we are diversifying into more clothing accessories including headbands, earrings, and hats.
We are manufacturing wholesalers so if you see a store near you that you want to see us in please let us know and we will make you an affiliate.
We continue to offer tours in whale watching and sport fishing. Some of our customers include the Minister of Finance of Thailand, Pow-Wows, and Potlatches of the Northwest Coast.
Today Stories and Legends, Inc is divided into 3 companies:
http://storiesandegends.com/ Textile Manufactureing with a focus on scarves and gifts. We are manufacturing wholesalers so if you see a store near you that you want to see us in please let us know and we will make you an affiliate.
Stories and Legends is a holding company for: Whale Watch Alaska tours and http://juneaumarketing.com/ – we help companies get found online.